In Summary
  • Previous investigations relating to earthworks and adherence to specifications found the allegations baseless. Professional bodies such as the Engineers’ Registration Board and Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers (UIPE) have visited this project and applauded the works.

Reference is made to an article titled ‘IGG to probe Entebbe Airport project’ in the Daily Monitor of September 27 citing a whistleblower’s petition to the IGG to investigate alleged anomalies in the ongoing works for upgrade and expansion of Entebbe International Airport. I wish to reassure the public of Civil Aviation Authority’s commitment to deliver a high quality product.

The project is being undertaken by China Communications Construction Company (CCCC), a reputable firm that has been involved in upgrade of infrastructure at other international airports like Bole International Airport in Ethiopia, Beijing Capital International Airport and Shangai International Airport in China, among others. This is on top of the work that they have done with the Kampala – Entebbe Expressway in Uganda.

The works are also supervised by an experienced Supervising Consultant, Dar Al Handasah, ranked as the number one international design firm in the Middle East and number seven worldwide, by the Engineering News Record (ENR). The two firms assigned skilled and competent professionals on the works and these are complimented by the Civil Aviation Authority project management team comprising of highly qualified and competent engineers that oversee the works.

It is also on record that this is not the first time that an aggrieved party is petitioning the IGG’s office or other organs of government to investigate the project.

Previous investigations relating to earthworks and adherence to specifications found the allegations baseless. Professional bodies such as the Engineers’ Registration Board and Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers (UIPE) have visited this project and applauded the works.

We welcome the investigation and wish to assure all Ugandans that CAA is committed to delivering a seamless and flawless project, detractors notwithstanding.